According to Museums of the World, there are no less than 55,000 museums in 202 countries around the world. Within this multitude of museums, we have decided to take you on a journey (and make you laugh) by making a selection of the 5 most unusual museums in the world.

Art Shortlist
by Thibault de Watrigant - January 5, 2021

1 - The Dog Collar Museum (Maidstone, UK)


For the number 1 of this classification, we have chosen this museum dedicated to dog collars. Amazing isn't it? This museum is unique of its kind, it is located in Leeds Castle in the county of Kent, England. In this museum you will find several dozen dog collars: collars from the 16th century to the present day. Unfortunately, entry is not allowed for dogs, too bad!

2 - The Salt and Pepper Museum (Gatlinburg, USA)

"Pass me the salt!". The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum is a place that was imagined and financed by an American couple, great collectors of salt and pepper shakers. For 30 years, these enthusiasts have travelled the world to build a collection of more than 20,000 of these everyday objects. For your information, there is also a similar museum in Europe, it is located in Guadalest in Spain, its name: Museo de Saleros y Pimenteros.

3 - The Instant Noodle Museum (Osaka, Japan)


How can we not mention it? The instant noodle was designated by the Japanese as the most important invention of the 20th century! The Osaka Museum highlights this flagship product of Japanese culture, welcoming more than 700,000 visitors every year. In this museum, you will be able to taste amazing instant noodles, and you will discover the history of this best seller that has changed Japanese eating habits.

4 - The Condom Museum (Bangkok, Thailand)

The Condom Museum opened its doors in 2010, its objective? To bring a scientific look on the condom, the museum is moreover managed by the Thai Ministry of Health. This place gives you the opportunity to learn more about the quality controls on condoms: resistance, flexibility, waterproofness, dimensions...

Also, the museum presents original condoms, with astonishing shapes and textures. A good way of doing prevention and raising awareness among visitors, we can never repeat it enough: "Go out covered!".

5 - The Museum of Broken Relationships (Zagreb, Croatia)


The content presented by this museum is made up of testimonies and objects broken during love break-ups. This place seeks to make visitors reflect on human relationships. The objects presented come from all over the world, you will find for example: a broken garden gnome, a broken wooden model of a sailing ship or an axe that was used to break up a house...

This museum could also have been called the museum of the domestic scene or the museum of the love separation. A museum to do alone or accompanied!